- Engine Size
- 383 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1964 Dodge Coronet
1964 Dodge Coronet
In English a coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. By one definition, a coronet differs from a crown in that a coronet never has arches, and from a tiara in that a coronet completely encircles the head, while a tiara does not. By a slightly different definition, a crown is worn by an emperor, empress, king or queen; a coronet by a nobleman or lady.
For consignment, a shining example of 1964 design from the white hat boys. This one looks very racy and all very nice, and as consigner states has a mere 739 miles on it since the rebuild. Barely enough miles to even accumulate any bugs on the grille!
In true Dodge form an electric shaver style grille runs horizontally through the center and culminates at each corner with a round integrated into the trim headlight configuration. Next to the large round headlights resides a smaller circular running light. A nicely curved bumper below is another shining spotlight that hugs the chin of this car. Straight steel panels all minding their gaps are bathed in black paint. We can see some slight rust bubbling mainly on the panels next the glass surrounds of the front and back. On the sides a racy looking red painted and white thin bordered trim spear begins at the wheel well races forward, and makes an upward u turn and races backward to the rear of the car. I'll call this 60's snappy! Beautiful stainless trimmings for all the glass, and a note top the B pillar which has a Jetson line to end in a thin V shape as the roof melts onto the trunk deck of the car. A beautifully curved rear glass wraps around the back and a long trunk lid rolls downward to 4 square bezel taillights. A shiny bumper below and dual wide tipped exhaust is peeking out the rear below the bumper. The advent of the “fratzog” badge is seen in the center of the trunk. Lovely and shiny 15-inch Rocket wheels are on all 4 corners.
Inside under all that glass is a fully restored interior featuring red vinyl with light and dark red curving together along with shiny knobs and handles to create the door panels. Inside a near perfect front bench with split backs are wrapped in red smooth vinyl and have a red tweed broadcloth insert. The back bench is the same and appears totally unused. Up front, a rectangular vertical ribbed dash front houses the gauges which are a nice mix of horizontal rectangles and round flanking gauges. In the center is a midcentury modern inspired push button climate control center complete with a knob slider and the Mopar radio right next to it. A metal band in red goes across the bottom, and above red tops the dash. This has an aftermarket tachometer mounted so the driver can see engine speed. Aftermarket gauges are mounted on the dash bottom. All this menagerie of mind century modern floats above like new red carpeting. Up top is a white headliner with red trim surrounds, and this accentuates that wonderfully 60s inspired B pillar line from the inside.
The bling continues under the hood with a now 383ci V8. The block has been painted turquoise which is peppered with plenty of shiny chromed accents. On top is a 4-barrel carburetor and on back an A833 4-speed manual transmission that is shifted on the hump inside by a Hurst shifter. On the back is an 8.75 rear pumpkin.
Under here definitely some restoration action as now it's all coated with a thick coat of black and no rust is seen. Solid torsion bar front suspension, and leaf springs are on back. Drum brakes are on all 4's, and shiny Inco mufflers silence this beast.
A high performing machine with great styling and nice driver to boot. All was in working order and I felt like if I tuned the radio I would be listening to a speech from LBJ.
An awesome restoration job with a few faults in the paint, but not to detract from all the excellence this car oozes from its styling, A crowning achievement from this consigner courtesy the white hat boys and their “fratzog”.
6-Newark, DE Assy Plant
143293-Sequential Unit Number
TRM M1R-Red Cloth & Vinyl
PNT WW1-Persian White
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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